New Disney World Offer for Residents of the United Kingdom Offers Dining Credits Instead of Dining Plans
Walt Disney World has recently released an offer for residents of the United Kingdom. And, while we cannot take advantage of this offer here in the United States, a few things about this about this offer stick out compared to previous years including the removal of complimentary Disney Dining Plans in favor of dining credits.
In the past, Walt Disney World offers for those in the United Kingdom have given us a preview of the offers we can expect here stateside. So, when I looked at this new promo, I do have a few questions including when will dining plans return as well as when some of our favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will reopen.
To start, let’s take a look at the key components that make up the new offer for residents of the United Kingdom. Be warned, their offers are always “better” than the ones offer here in the United States!
The 2022 Walt Disney World for those in the United Kingdom highlights the 50th Anniversary Celebrations that kick off on October 1, 2021 and will run for 18 months. The offers is good for arrivals in 2022, for stays that are two weeks longs, and includes the following:
- Up to a $950 Disney Dining Credit: Stay two weeks at selected Disney Hotels to get $950 Disney Dining Credit per room that can be spent at over 250 dining locations. The amount of the credit is determined by the resort type you stay at. (Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive a $950 credit per room, Moderate Resorts receive a $850 credit per room, and Value Resorts receive $500 credit per room.)
- 14-day Ticket for the Price of a 7-day Ticket
- $200 Disney Spending Money
- Exclusive 50th Anniversary Celebration Gift Basket: Includes a 50th Anniversary commemorative coin, exclusive merchandise and treats, and Mickey insulated cooler bag. The package has to be booked by July 17, 2021 to receive this perk.
One thing that sticks out to me, is that the United Kingdom offer is available at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels that are currently open. Missing from the offer are Resort Hotels we are all waiting to open including Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside and French Quarter as well as Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Animal Kingdom Lodge and Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House is not included.
While we are all hoping a reopening date is announced for these Resort Hotels in the near future, it seems like we are going to have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully, they will be announced shortly and possibly even added to this Walt Disney World offer for United Kingdom residents too!
In the past, the Walt Disney World offer for United Kingdom residents has always included a complimentary dining plan. It was essentially what us American know as the ever-popular Free Dining Offer. While we are all waiting for dining plans to be re-introduced, I was waiting for this United Kingdom offer to be released to at least give a sense of hope that they would be coming back sometime soon.
While I don’t think that dining credits are going to be permanently swapped out for dining plans, I do think we are going to have to wait just a little longer for those dining plans to return. Disney has said that they will return at some point and I am thinking it will be late summer or early fall before they do. But, you never know!
With that being said, I do think it will be some time before the ever-popular free dining offer returns, if it ever does.
After looking over this new Walt Disney World offer for United Kingdom residents, let us know when you think dining plans will return in the comments below!
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